SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man is accused of attempting to provide financial support to a foreign terrorist organization, the United States Department of Justice announced on Friday.
A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a single-count indictment against Murat Kurashev, 34, who is also a Russian national, according to Attorney McGregor W. Scott of the DOJ’s Eastern District of California.READ MORE: Electra Fire: Mandatory Evacuation Zone Expanded In Amador, Warnings In Effect For Calaveras
Kurashev allegedly tried to provide financial support to terrorist organization Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is based in Syria.READ MORE: Endangered Species Act Restored By Federal Judge In California After Trump-era Weakening
Kurashev was arrested by FBI agents and awaits his next court appearance. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.MORE NEWS: 'We're Angry': Downtown Sacramento Safety Perceptions Impacted After Another Deadly Shooting
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